It provides the opportunity to create and centrally access Enterprise Data Dictionary which is in line with the ISO/IEC 11179 standard. Changes to definitions are monitored within the platform which makes sure that data maintains consistent and complete.
The Reference Code Dictionary and Service provides a flexible and easy-to-use management mechanism for data that is kept in key-value format. It also streamlines access to values by giving access to external services as REST and SOAP API format.
With the Change Approval Mechanism, an approval for the change can be requested from the approval board of the organization, if available. Therefore, after verification, data is approved and recorded. This feature is an essential step for the Data Dictionary life cycle.
Users may subscribe to the defined data within the application. This will ensure that the user is informed by a system notification or e-mail in the event of any change within the data.
The users and/or units of the establishment can be defined and a unit/personnel can be assigned to the definitions within the platform.
Detailed information about changes (who the change was performed by, what time it was changed) are recorded and if necessary reported.
The output of the dictionary data within the "Data Dictionary" can be provided as a "Catalogue". Therefore, a long and difficult task can be completed and ready to be used in a second.
It allows transfers to the Data Dictionary from various database management systems of the organization. It examines the metadata loaded during the transfer; determines and regulates the joint or conflicting definitions.
The option for versioning is available. Therefore, the system history can be accessed through versions released in different times. The differences between the versions can be monitored and the changes performed by users can be reported in detail.
This feature enables collecting additions, updates and deletions of the shareholders and also implements them after being processed.
If needed, HTML based microsites can be created with the definitions on the platform. If the institution decides to block end-users' access to the enterprise data dictionary, the microsite can be added to the portal and only share the cookies.
Each defined user has their own different authority and users can be accessed and/or changed based on their authorities. Access to all defined data and attributes within the application, can be opened or closed to in-house and offsite users.
While defining data independently from the ISO/IEC 11179 standard, if it necessary to add custom attributes to the data definition, they can be defined and managed easily without requiring any updates to the platform.
All current lists can be exported as PDF or Excel files.
The Data Dictionary is a collection of definitions that gives information such as the meaning of data, it's relationship with other data, its usage and format. It does not keep the data itself however it defines the attributes and features of data. It can be used for specific needs, in specific fields or for general usage.
These are issues experienced when a Data Dictionary isn't used:
These lead to;
Data dictionaries, which are more common in developed countries and solve many issues, have been involved in many institutions' strategic plans in our country for the past years.
One of the major steps within the scope of "Health e-Transformation Program" initiated in 2013, was preparing the "National Health Data Dictionary".
This dictionary, with its current version 2.2, has been a reference study for other public and private institutions in Turkey. Relevant data is collected for the dictionary from all the health institutions within the country. For more information click here.
Here you may find detailed information about Australia Health Data Dictionary, which is a good example for foreign data dictionary applications and is currently at version 16.
Here are examples for "National Data Centres" which are based on National Data Dictionaries: USA (http://www.data.gov), UK (https://data.gov.uk), Germany (https://www.govdata.de). These have been established in developed countries and continue to be created.
In accordance with the Interoperability Guidelines within the e-Transformation Turkey Project of the Ministry of Development;
You may access the Ministry of Development, e-Transformation Turkey Project Interoperability Guidelines here